TO OPERATE MOWER (See Fig. 7)
Your tractor is equipped with an operator presence sensing
switch. Any attempt by the operator to leave the seat with
the engine running and the attachment clutch engaged will
shut off the engine.
Select desired height of cut.
Start mower blades by engaging attachment clutch
TO STOP MOWER BLADES - disengage attachment
clutch con trol.
CAUTION: Do not operate the mower
without either the en tire grass catcher,
on mowers so equipped, or the deﬂ ector
shield in place.
AT TACH MENT
TO OPERATE ON HILLS
WARNING: Do not drive up or down
hills with slopes greater than 15° and
do not drive across any slope.
Choose the slowest speed before starting up or down
Avoid stopping or changing speed on hills.
If slowing is necessary, move throttle control lever to
If stopping is absolutely necessary, push clutch/brake
pedal quickly to brake position and engage parking
Move motion control lever to neutral (N) position.
THE MOTION CONTROL LEVER DOES NOT
RETURN TO NEUTRAL (N) POSITION WHEN THE CLUTCH/
BRAKE PED AL IS DEPRESSED.
To restart movement, slowly release parking brake and
Slowly move motion control lever to slowest setting.
Make all turns slowly.
"ENGAGED" PO SI TION
HIGH PO SI TION
TO TRANSPORT (See Figs. 5 and 8)
When pushing or towing your tractor, be sure to disengage
transmission by placing freewheel control in free wheel ing
po si tion. Free wheel control is located at the rear drawbar
Raise attachment lift to highest position with at tach ment
Pull freewheel control out and down into the slot and
release so it is held in the disengaged position.
Do not push or tow tractor at more than two (2)
To reengage transmission, reverse above procedure.
NOTE: To protect hood from damage when transporting
your tractor on a truck or a trailer, be sure hood is closed
and secured to tractor. Use an appropriate means of tying
hood to tractor (rope, cord, etc.).
TOWING CARTS AND OTHER AT TACH MENTS
Tow only the attachments that are recommended by and
comply with speciﬁ cations of the manufacturer of your trac-
tor. Use common sense when towing. Too heavy of a load,
while on a slope, is dangerous. Tires can lose traction with
the ground and cause you to lose control of your tractor.
BEFORE STARTING THE ENGINE
CHECK ENGINE OIL LEVEL
The engine in your tractor has been shipped, from the
factory, already ﬁ lled with sum mer weight oil.
Check engine oil with tractor on level ground.
Unthread and remove oil ﬁ ll cap/dipstick; wipe oil off.
Reinsert the dipstick into the tube and rest oil ﬁ ll cap on
the tube. Do not thread the cap onto the tube. Remove
and read oil level. If necessary, add oil until "FULL"
mark on dipstick is reached. Do not overﬁ ll.
For cold weather operation you should change oil for
easier starting (See "OIL VISCOSITY CHART" in the
Maintenance sec tion of this manual).
To change engine oil, see the Maintenance section in